A 21-year-old man walked into Spicy’s Barbecue Restaurant on Main Street in Riverhead during lunchtime Saturday afternoon to request an ambulance after he was stabbed at a nearby location, Riverhead Town Police said.
A 911 caller told a police dispatcher a man entered the establishment reporting he was just stabbed and wanted them to call an ambulance at about 1 PM, and when officers arrived they ascertained the assault “possibly occurred” in the parking lot on Court Street, just south of Railroad Avenue, police said. The victim was treated at Spicy’s by emergency medical technicians from Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance and was then transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center with non-life-threatening stab wounds.
Detectives concentrated their investigation in the parking lot area between Court Street and Railroad Avenue, and learned the victim was assaulted by an unknown black male armed with a knife, however the incident is not believed to be a random act of violence and that the victim and suspect may be known to each other, police said.
The suspect was described as a black male with messy hair who stands six-foot two-inches tall and was wearing black and white basketball shorts. The investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking any witnesses to the assault contact them by calling 631 727-4500, ext. 321. All calls will remain confidential.